Italian Tales

Italian Tales

An Anthology of Contemporary Italian Fiction

by Massimo Riva

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 08/06/2007

  $36.99
A selection of contemporary Italian fiction in English for readers who wish to explore Italy's rich literary landscape

This anthology serves as a literary map to guide readers through the varied geography of contemporary Italian fiction. Massimo Riva has gathered English-language translations of short stories and excerpts from novels that were originally published in Italian between 1975 and 2001. As an expression of a communal contemporary condition, these narratives suggest a new sensibility and a new way of seeing, exploring, and inhabiting the world, in writing. Riva provides a comprehensive introduction to Italian literary trends of the past twenty years. Each selection is preceded by a short introduction and biography of the writer. For English-language readers who are familiar with the work of Italo Calvino and Umberto Eco, this collection presents an opportunity to acquaint themselves with the work of other important contemporary Italian writers of fiction.
ISBN:
9780300123715
9780300123715
Category:
Anthologies (non-poetry)
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
08-06-2007
Language:
English
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
296
Dimensions (mm):
210x140x20mm
Weight:
0.32kg

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